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Tulameenite Mineral Data

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General Tulameenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Pt2FeCu
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 509.55 gm
   Iron      10.96 %  Fe
   Copper    12.47 %  Cu
   Platinum  76.57 %  Pt
            ______ 
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Pt2Fe0+Cu
Help on Environment: Environment: Platinum placers. Forms a series with tetraferroplatiunum.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1973
Help on Locality: Locality: Tulameen and Similkameen River, British Columbia, Canada. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the locality.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Tulameenite + Pronunciation Say TULAMEENITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 40366
  IMA1972-016
  PDF 26-528
 

Tulameenite Image

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  Oulankaite   Telargpalite   Tulameenite   Chalcopyrite

Comments: Gray long-prismatic crystal of oulankaite with light grayish telargpalite and pale yellowish-white rims of tulameenite in massive yellowish chalcopyrite. Polished section (from microprobe analysis) in reflected light.
Location: Lukkulaisvaara ultrabasic Massif, Olanga (Oulanka) River, Oulanka plutonic complex, Karelia Republic, Northern Region, Russia. Scale: Picture size 0.12 mm.
© Thomas Witzke / Abraxas-Verlag

Tulameenite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:c = 1:0.91875
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 3.902, c = 3.585, Z = 1; V = 54.58 Den(Calc)= 15.50
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (4/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P 4/mm
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.179(1), 1.094(0.8), 1.163(0.8),
 

Physical Properties of Tulameenite

Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 14.9
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5 - Apatite
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Distinctly magnetic
 

Optical Properties of Tulameenite

Help on RL Anisotrophism: RL Anisotrophism: Very weak.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: White.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Tulameenite in Air
λ R1 R2  ∑ R1(λ)   ∑ R2(λ) 
 470 nm   61.00   65.30 
   
 546 nm   60.00   66.50 
 589 nm   61.50   65.50 
 650 nm   61.10   64.90 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Tulameenite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Tulameenite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=12.8 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Tulameenite =15.5 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.26
Boson Index = 0.74
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PETulameenite =1,207.77 barns/electron
U=PETulameenite x rElectron Density=15503.88 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Tulameenite is Not Radioactive
 

Tulameenite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 01.02.04.02 (01)Native Elements
  (01.02)with platinum group metals and alloys
  (01.02.04)Tetraferroplatinum group (Space Group P4/mmm)
 
01.02.04.01 Tetraferroplatinum PtFe P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.02.04.02 Tulameenite Pt2FeCu P 4/mm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.02.04.03 Ferronickelplatinum Pt2FeNi P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.02.04.04 Potarite PdHg P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AG.40 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AG -PGE-metal alloys
 
01.AG.40 Ferronickelplatinum Pt2FeNi P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.AG.40 Tetraferroplatinum PtFe P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 
01.AG.40 Tulameenite Pt2FeCu P 4/mm 4/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Tulameenite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Dana8) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(AntBidBlaNic1)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Tulameenite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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Pt2FeCu
Dana No: 01.02.04.02 Strunz No: 01.AG.40
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